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blue pencil

noun [S] uk   us  
If a person goes over a piece of writing with a blue pencil, they remove or change some of the words to improve it or make it acceptable.
Translations of “blue pencil”
in Chinese (Traditional) 修改或刪除, 編輯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修改或删除, 编辑…
(Definition of blue pencil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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